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Monitoring Specialist (Humanitarian Performance Monitoring and Data Strategy), P4, Temporary Appointment, Yangon, Myanmar #128167 (remote/home-based)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
P4 Mid-level Professional Temporary Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 23 Apr 2024
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance

UNICEF Myanmar

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Myanmar has been facing multiple and complex humanitarian crises, and the need for additional capacity has been recognized over the last few years to provide technical support to planning, monitoring and reporting in dynamic humanitarian context. This requires strengthening institutional and staff capacity to support consolidating, validating and analysing the programme data and ensuring an integrated information system. This also require knowledge and considerations for the organizational digital platforms (such as eTools and other platforms) and their implications on the information management systems, as well as their applicability in the sensitive context of Myanmar. It should also be noted that Activity info has been rolled out among the Clusters in 2023, including those that UNICEF leads. While UNICEF Myanmar has enjoyed solid national capacities in the areas of information management and monitoring, there is a need for expanded technical capacity to lead the office-wide efforts for an integrated and streamlined system that does not add unnecessary burden on UNICEF’s programme staff and implementing partners. 


Under the general supervision of the Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, working closely with Monitoring Officer (PME), and coordinating with all the relevant Sections, Units and Offices of UNICEF Myanmar, the Monitoring Specialist (HPM and Data Strategy) will perform the key responsibilities listed below, in view of establishing a Programme Data and Information Management System for UNICEF Myanmar that is agile and sustainable.

Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached):  TOR_Monitoring Specialist HPM TA, Ygn (remote, home-based) #128167.pdf

  1. Develop a plan / strategy and provide technical oversight to the implementation to enhance Programme Data and Information Management system for UNICEF Myanmar
  2. Assist in the development of Office capacities for humanitarian monitoring and information management with special attention to ensuring programme data is properly collected, analyzed and utilized to inform programming and decision making.
  3. Provide guidance and technical support to ensure it has useful, reliable, and sustainable Programme Data and Information Management System
  4. Networking and inter-agency partnership

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in Statistics, Data Analysis, Information Management or Information Systems, GIS Information Technologies, Computer Science, or other field with strong quantitative training.
  • A minimum of 8 years of increasingly responsible professional experience with either the UN and/or international NGOs.
  • Proven prior experience with developing data strategy and/or building data / information systems in humanitarian situations but also in view of nexus, with strong understanding of UNICEF monitoring framework.
  • Strong knowledge of and hands-on experience in database administration, use of data collection tools such as kobo/InForm, Power BI, SPSS, STATA or R; strong technical ability in data visualization, GIS/cartographic outputs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with people with diverse background including a varied level of IM-related technical knowledge.
  • Experience working in complex emergency where adaptability requires is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. 


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, all those who are eligible and suitable are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. 

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Successful UNICEF Staff Members on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contracts applying to a Temporary Appointment, which is dedicated to L3 (or L2) Response, may be able to retain a lien and their fixed-term entitlements. The conditions of the temporary assignment will vary depending on the status of their post and their current tour of duty, and relocation entitlements may be limited as per the relevant policies.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


This position is no longer open.